Motherland: Fort Salem will be back for a Season 2! Freeform made the announcement today, along with a renewal for Everything’s Gonna Be Okay.
“We couldn’t be happier to bring both Everything’s Gonna Be Okay and Motherland: Fort Salem back for second seasons,” said Freeform head of originals Lauren Corrao. “Each show’s originality, characters and themes struck a chord with our audience, and we’re excited to share the ambitious stories the writers have planned for season two. We have a strong slate ahead, and with our young adult audience coming of age in a time that will forever impact their lives, we owe it to them to tell bold, authentic stories that reflect who they are and where they are going.”
This is great news. Those who haven’t given Motherland: Fort Salem a chance are missing out. In addition to being a riveting supernatural drama, it actually has some things to say about power and features queer characters in its storytelling. It’s been one of the original bright spots on an increasingly-diminished offering of new shows and, as we head further into the production shutdown caused by COVID-19, it may be one of the last new shows we get for a while.
“I could not be more grateful for the chance to keep exploring the world of Motherland: Fort Salem,” said show creator Eliot Laurence. “Freeform has been such a fabulous home for us through the development process, production, post and marketing. I’m also blown away by the love we’ve gotten from our fans, whose excitement and passion played a massive part in this renewal. Thank you, witches!”